City of Long Beach
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The City of Long Beach has received three awards by the American Planning Association (APA) California Chapter, including an Award of Excellence for the Alcohol Nuisance Abatement Ordinance (ANAO). APA California each year recognizes exceptional planning achievements and influential works by individuals, cities, agencies, non-profits, and businesses statewide.
“The City is honored to be recognized by the American Planning Association at the state level,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “These prestigious awards are a testament to the City’s innovative development principles, which emphasize safety and quality of life, and promote growth and livability for Long Beach.”
“This achievement distinguishes Long Beach among some of the most impressive planning efforts statewide,” said Amy Bodek, Director of Long Beach Development Services. “To be honored with an Award of Excellence for the ANAO reflects the City’s commitment to implementing programs that result in tangible neighborhood improvements for residents, businesses, patrons, and visitors. Even more, the ANAO serves as a strong model for other cities, and will have significant, long-lasting impacts on improving conditions in existing neighborhoods that might previously have been overlooked.”
To win an award at the state level is a significant accomplishment for any planning project; entries are submitted from all 14 chapters in California. The following Long Beach projects and initiatives have been recognized for creating better communities and places of lasting value through excellence in planning:
Earlier this year, the City received six awards by the Los Angeles Section of the APA. This is the third year that Long Beach Development Services has been recognized by the APA. The Downtown Plan received an award for Comprehensive Plan, Large Jurisdiction; and an Award of Merit for the Comprehensive Planning Award, Large Jurisdiction, at the 2013 APA California Conference. The City’s Mobility Element received the Transportation Award of Excellence at the 2014 APA California Conference.
The APA is a professional organization representing the field of city and regional planning in the United States. The APA provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change, and serving as a networking channel for planners nationwide. Each year the organization keeps track of planning projects around the country and recognizes outstanding efforts through local award ceremonies. The California Chapter of the APA is one of 47 chapters nationwide, and has more than 5,000 members. For more information on APA California, go to http://apacalifornia.org/.
About Long Beach Development Services
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